Weblog – Carolyn Simon Alexander Method Trainer




How simply do you rise up from a chair?  New analysis revealed in The BMJ, and reported in The Occasions right this moment, means that slower chair risers on the age of 65 are related to a 14% larger danger of mortality over the following 10 years.

My fear is that some individuals will learn this statistic and conclude, “I have to attempt to rise up extra shortly”.  However dashing to rise from a chair is more likely to result in a rise in effort and pressure, when in reality the aim needs to be to maneuver with larger lightness and co-ordination – precisely the qualities inspired by the Alexander Method, and undermined by hurrying.  Sadly pace is less complicated to watch than ease, which is why researchers are likely to favour it as a measure of functioning.

Analysis led by Professor Archana Singh-Manou, College of Paris
Picture by Mitch Moondae on Unsplash